Defending the Caveman at Theatre on the Bay
I’m feeling very smug; I’ve got tickets to a performance of Defending the Caveman at Camps Bay’s intimate Theatre on the Bay. I first heard about Defending the Caveman when I was living in London (if I remember correctly it was on at the Apollo Theatre in Hammersmith) but I never got around to going, so when a friend told me that it was on at Theatre on the Bay I asked my caveman to get us tickets!
Known as the ‘date show’ Defending the Caveman has enjoyed a phenomenal, record-breaking run in theatres around the world and is back in Cape Town with Alan Committie in the leading role. The performance is both funny and informative; a comedy about the lifelong, baffling differences and similarities between men and women!
I’ve only been to Theatre on the Bay in Camps Bay once before and that was a few years ago but it’s fondly known as Cape Town’s most beautiful theatre and hosts a range of local and international performances – perfect for an evening of entertainment. The great thing about Theatre on the Bay is that one doesn’t have to worry about rushing from a pre-theatre dinner before the curtain call; Theatre on the Bay has its very own restaurant!
Situated on the first floor the comfy, relaxed venue that is the Act I Theatre Café is open for dinner both before and after the evening’s performance. Reviews and newspaper clippings slipped under glass-topped tables provide a bit of light entertainment and photos of South African productions line the walls.
The menu of the restaurant changes seasonally and you can stretch your meal out; starters and main course before the show begins and dessert during the interval or with a coffee after the show has ended! Drinks can also be taken into the theatre; the chairs are even equipped with glass holders!
So why don’t you get your hands on a ticket for Defending the Caveman and make a night of it!
When & Where?
The performance runs until August 28th and tickets are available through Computicket.
Theatre on the Bay, 1a Link Street, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Telephone: +27 (0)21 438 3301